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Mar 14, 2019 20:47:01   #
cbaniewicz
 
I'm using a nikon d500 with a tamron 150/600 g2 and am looking for a remote shutter release that won't break the bank? any help

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Mar 14, 2019 21:14:38   #
Mike D.
 
There are a lot of options out there and you will hear many of them pretty quickly. Here are my two cents. One of my Christmas presents was a Vello Freewave Plus. It does everything that I need it to and has a range of 300 plus feet. Farther than I would ever get from the camera.

So far there are no downsides to this remote trigger.

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Mar 14, 2019 21:15:34   #
BassmanBruce (a regular here)
 
Ck out using the Nikon software package for your camera and a smartphone.
I don’t shoot Nikon and don’t have any specifics for you but I can’t believe it’s not available and likely free.

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Mar 14, 2019 21:21:34   #
LFingar (a regular here)
 
cbaniewicz wrote:
I'm using a nikon d500 with a tamron 150/600 g2 and am looking for a remote shutter release that won't break the bank? any help


What do you consider "break the bank" to be? Vello has a wired electronic remote for $49.99 and a wireless remote for $99.99. Both are available for your D500 with it's DC 2 connector at B&H and other camera stores. I have the wireless for my Canons and it works very well.

Welcome to the Hog!

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Mar 14, 2019 21:31:49   #
SuperflyTNT (a regular here)
 
Supposedly you can use the SmartBridge app on your phone. I had a horrible experience using the app with a Coolpix. Trying to connect was a nightmare. It uses Bluetooth and the only way to get a WiFi connection is to go through the Bluetooth connection to activate WiFi. The camera control also sucked. Apparently there is a new version of the app and hopefully they’ve ironed out the kinks. With my D7200 I can easily connect with WiFi using the WMU app on your phone. I have heard you can use SnapBridge to connect and activate the WiFi and then use the WMU app. The inability to just use a straight WiFi connection is the one thing keeping me from pulling the trigger on a D500.

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Mar 14, 2019 21:49:54   #
Stardust (a regular here)
 
You already have SnapBridge for free to use with a smart phone. Many YouTube videos available. I have had no problems with my D5600, however be aware of battery use on both camera & phone.

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Mar 14, 2019 22:00:04   #
SuperflyTNT (a regular here)
 
Stardust wrote:
You already have SnapBridge for free to use with a smart phone. Many YouTube videos available. I have had no problems with my D5600, however be aware of battery use on both camera & phone.


I think if you just use the remote functions and don’t use it to automatically upload pics it shouldn’t be a big drain.

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Mar 14, 2019 22:08:46   #
Keen (a regular here)
 
If you want a remote shutter release, there are many available. I just use the timer built into the camera.

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Mar 14, 2019 22:13:50   #
SuperflyTNT (a regular here)
 
Keen wrote:
If you want a remote shutter release, there are many available. I just use the timer built into the camera.


That’s great if you’re not trying to catch a particular instant.

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Mar 14, 2019 22:29:39   #
Stardust (a regular here)
 
SuperflyTNT wrote:
I think if you just use the remote functions and don’t use it to automatically upload pics it shouldn’t be a big drain.
That is true, just warning the OP since apparently has not used. My early learning problem was using it for a couple shots, then not shutting everything off when I went back to shooting normally.

To the OP useful info:
https://www.digitalrev.com/article/7-things-you-need-to-know-about-nikon-s-snapbridge-update

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Mar 15, 2019 00:03:24   #
Harry0 (a regular here)
 
@ $10. The Nikon ML_L3. Doesn't do anything except fire the shutter by IR. Mine works very well inside of 15 feet directly behind it.
Or the the MC-DC2; same function but with a 1 meter cable.
Or at least look at the JJC TM Series Multi-functional Timer Remote Control. Does a *lot*.
YMMV

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Mar 15, 2019 06:39:02   #
billnikon (a regular here)
 
cbaniewicz wrote:
I'm using a nikon d500 with a tamron 150/600 g2 and am looking for a remote shutter release that won't break the bank? any help


Here you go, and it's a Nikon. And for $27.00, it should not break the bank.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/580879-REG/Nikon_25395_MC_DC2_Remote_Release_Cord.html

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Mar 15, 2019 07:04:09   #
jaymatt (a regular here)
 
I got a wired one for my Canon for about ten dollars at Amazon.

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Mar 15, 2019 08:21:34   #
sv3noKin51E
 
cbaniewicz, We bought most of our trigger releases on Amazon, about 3/4ths of them are wired, the others are wireless. You can get a good quality (3rd party) for anywhere from $15 to $100. One wired we bought was only $15, the other was a ritzy wireless it was about $29, with lots of functions. Good thing about Amazon, you can send it back within 30 days if you just don't like it. The operation of the wireless version takes some folks a while to grasp, and the manuals with some of the units aren't that great. Most who buy them will leave a good tutorial on basic setup on their review, but if you're competent with your DSLR, you'll be fine with either release. It allows you to get a long way from the camera, so humans and animals will be likely to be more natural subjects. I like a release for shooting the sky, stars, moon, etc, so with a shutter opening delay before triggering the release, there won't be any vibration or after shake transmitted to the image. Hope that helps, Happy Shooting.

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Mar 15, 2019 08:43:51   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
Lots of good, inexpensive choices. I've used generic wired and wireless remotes on an assortment of cameras.

https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=remote+shutter+release+nikon+d500%5C&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

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